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Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...ants? How are such plants reacting to the 50-year warming
trend around the Antarctic Peninsula? Thomas Day ...ona and his team will study the impact of UV-B and warming
on the health of two vascular plant species near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. The stud...
How Dry Is The Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications For Global Warming Theory
...temperature at the Earth's surface have indicateda warming
trend of between 0.3 and 0.6 degrees C. But many - especiallythe early - computer-based global climate models (GCM's) predict that therate should be even higher if it is due to the man-made "GreenhouseEffect". Furthermore, these computer models als...
Scientists To Study Effects Of Global Warming On Wetlands
...igned experiments to simulate the effect of global warming
on natural bogs and fens," said Dr. Jiquan Chen of...nges in the plant community canopycaused by global warming
might significantly affect the energy budget, depending on an ecosystem's resilience to changing con...
10,000-Year-Old Clues Suggest Future Forest Changes
...t from 9,000 to 7,000 yearsago in B.C. there was a warming
trend similar to what is currently being predicted...r the province and its economy. During the ancient warming
period, forests on the south coast had more abundant Douglas fir, alder and bracken ferns than today...
Banning Chemicals To Protect Ozone May Aggravate Global Warming
...lacementswould have survived the ban if the global warming
regulations had been implementedbefore the ones for ozone," Wuebbles said. "With keener awarenessof the more limited options to reduce global warming, the framers of theMontreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act might have been more cautiousin rej...
Biodiversity Worth $2.9 Trillion
... dioxide that otherwise would contribute to global warming
(see "Biotic Invoice," attached). The biotic beneficence would be even greater, the Cornell biologists observed, if human society took full advantage of nature's genetic offerings. For example, cultivating perennial cereal grains that can be harv...
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
...ronmental threats -- ozone layerdepletion, global warming
and endocrine disrupters, for example -- are lessvisible, more subtle and more difficult to address than the black skies ororange rivers of a generation ago. "Like nature itself, environmental problems constantly evolve. So, too,must our str...
Population Growth Costs Include Global Warming Impact
...onomic model, which is the first to include global warming
in estimating costs of population growth, is relevant to policy debatesabout such issues as family planning assistance for developing countries and thechild tax credit. "Before the model is used to influence policy or to makevalue judgments, however...
Prairies Will Be Hit Hard By Global Warming
...ny areason this continent by the effects of global warming
and the damage will becomeapparent within the next...toresearcher. "Predictions are that global warming
will have especially strong,negative impacts on prairie ecosystems in the near future with water sho...
Global Warming Would Foster Spread Of Dengue Fever Into Some Temperate Regions
...imited to tropical and subtropical regions. Global warming
COULD increase the range of the mosquito. In addi...omputers willcontinue to be questioned, the global warming
scenarios predicted by the variousdifferent computer models are increasingly coming to resemble one ...
Global Change: Will Some Plant Species Be Left Behind? Studies Of EcosystemDynamics Make Wide Use Of Computer Models
...ne to 3.5Cin 2100. This would represent a rate of warming
much greater than any seen inthe last 10,000 years. In response to changes in climate, plant species may migrate to more suitablehabitats. While this seems not to have been a major limitation in the past,human-induced climate change calls for migr...
Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2
DALLAS -- Monitoring cancer therapy and the global warming
debate areamong topics that will be discussed here... The role of atmospheric chemistry in the global warming
debate Beef flavor and fat composition: pasture-fed v. grain-fed cattle Community service as a...
Scientists Find Further Global Warming Evidence In Temperature Reconstruction Study
...ion to the growing base of data whichpoints to the warming
of our planet by human-related activities," says HermanZimmerman, program director in NSF's division of atmospheric sciences, whichfunded the research. "The balance of evidence now firmly supports an importanthuman influence on the global climate sy...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...mise for providing useful information to theglobal warming
controversy. Speeding Up Building Construction with Sound Currently, the building construction process is slowed down by the fact that it takes an unpredictableamount of time for cement and concrete materials to fully dry. Bernhard Tittmann of Pe...
Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases
... Mass. -- Increased precipitation caused by global warming
may increaseflooding in some areas, which could le...o assess the drinking water problems under aglobal warming
scenario." EDITORS: Dr. Kocagil may be reached at (814) 865-9903 or firstname.lastname@example.org byem...
Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming
...ips is crucial to predicting the effects of global warming
onthe coastal environment. They are presenting their findings to date at the joint meeting of theEcological Society of America and the American Society of Limnology andOceanography to be held June 7 -12 in St. Louis, Mo. This presentationis scheduled...
Study Shows Athletes Get No Kick From Nasal Strips
...Nasal breathing allows for better conditioning and warming
of inhaled air, a plus for asthma sufferers, he said. Peter T. Schneider, a graduate student in the UB Department of Physical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, helped conduct the study. Athletes who wear a nasal strip thinking it will ...
Minuscule Ocean Plants Help Stabilize Earth's Atmosphere, Climate
...ors wrote. If carbon dioxide-caused global warming
melts some polar ice andincreases precipitation, some computer models suggest the effect might be aweakening of nutrient-bearing currents and mixing and a reduction in wind-bornedust. That could provide a profound challenge to phytoplankton despite t...
Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable To Global Warming
...the region underwent many such short-termcycles of warming
and cooling. "We're finding that this syst...pCamill reported on the expected effects of global warming
on peatlands inpermafrost regions of Earth's northern latitudes. Scientists have theorized thatsuch ...
Open-Air Experiment Shows High CO2 Boosts Tree Growth
...f atmosphericCO2 -- and thus an antidote to global warming
-- because plants take in carbondioxide through the photosynthetic process, break down the gas, and store itscarbon in their tissues, meanwhile releasing oxygen. Schlesinger noted that current forecasts for carbon dioxide emissionsfrom fossil...
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